Definition of cutesy in US English:



  • Cute to a sentimental or mawkish extent.

    ‘hair pulled back in cutesy little bows’
    • ‘Worse, Filler constantly breaks into cutesy song snippets, a habit that grows less endearing every time it happens.’
    • ‘The cutesy, mincing vocals are dotted with ill-advised wailing and occasional outright mimicry of dudes like Beck.’
    • ‘The second flaw has to do with the film's conclusion, which kind of subverts the film's entire premise and makes it way too cutesy.’
    • ‘Everything is smart and sarcastic and divisive and nasty and cutesy.’
    • ‘This film veers wildly from horror to cutesy romantic comedy.’
    • ‘But there's no real-life pianist savant here, no cutesy romance, no saving grace.’
    • ‘It was unsigned, without even the usual cutesy pseudonym.’
    • ‘It sounds really corporate, but just think about it for a minute - if you were building a site about hamsters, then you might do something kind of cutesy.’
    • ‘Every August we must come up with cutesy, funny, witty, ingenious and/or lively headlines with the word World in them.’
    • ‘Tegan and Sara's voices are equally cutesy but while one is cosy and hopeful, the other is only a kitten-heeled step away from a bolshy banshee.’
    • ‘Paint over any cutesy motifs, such as kittens or silly flowers, on furniture - paint is super cheap!’
    • ‘THQ, normally famed for cutesy Disney titles such as Finding Nemo, has entered into the dark world of adult gaming with this gritty adaptation.’
    • ‘At which point, wise old Mork gave one of his annoyingly cutesy little smiles, and you realised that he had been teaching those kids a Valuable Life Lesson all along.’
    • ‘And speaking of cutesy, it feels impossible to resist calling it the I'm Okay, I'm Okay of modern times.’
    • ‘For one, I cringe at the idea of posing for a cutesy People picture which would run below a less-than-warm review.’
    • ‘That level of commerce, supported by cutesy advertisements, is driven by profits, not a desire to keep baby bums dry or to give parents more time.’
    • ‘The album is about a dog with authoritarian tendencies, which alone makes it dangerously cutesy - but even worse, much worse is the singing.’
    • ‘Though Puffy's image is occasionally cutesy, the singers themselves didn't play up the cute.’
    • ‘No, I don't think a cutesy cartoon name would suit this car.’
    • ‘Again, this helps to make the relationship between Ken and Sora less cutesy and more sweet.’
    endearing, adorable, lovable, sweet, lovely, appealing, engaging, delightful, dear, darling, winning, winsome, charming, enchanting
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